Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(BIBLE IN LATIN AND HEBREW.) Arba'ah avnei ha-gilyonim me-ha-Torah ha-Hadasha . . . Quatuor Evangelia Novi Testamenti. Vulgate text with Hebrew translation by Giovanni Battista Jona. Title within type ornament border with woodcut vignette; 4 woodcut divisional headpiece portraits of the Evangelists. [28], 395 pages, including half-title. Folio, 302x210 mm, 20th-century buckram, discolored at top of front cover; contents browned with marginal dampstaining on opening leaves. Rome: S. C. Prop. Fidei, 1668

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first edition of this translation. Jona (1588-1668) was an apostate Jew born in Tsefat who settled in Rome after a career as a wandering scholar and became reader in Hebrew at the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. Darlow & Moule 5136; EJ X, 168-69; Vinograd, Rome 33.